Access issues inherited from Upper Gara Gorge

Gara gorge is part of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and access is open:

Ethic inherited from Upper Gara Gorge

Basically, the climbers of Armidale are a pretty laid back, free thinking group and as long as you don’t go out of your way to put people’s noses out of joint you’ll be amazed at how helpful they can be. The quickest way to piss people off is by ripping off projects. There are a few devoted locals making an effort and putting up quality new climbs. A lot of time, hard work and even money goes into their endeavours (cracks can be projects too) and there is too much unclimbed rock around to justify destroying someone else’s motivation. Any routes marked as such or not in the guide should be left alone. The simple courtesy of asking first may save you from being stripped naked and being staked out for the crows to pick your eyes out. If putting up new routes is your thing then please feel free. The only request is that you avoid placing hangers or conspicuous bolts around the Gara Boulders as we are already viewed as an environmental menace by the NPWS - bolting in National Parks is actually illegal.


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Climb the thin crack.

Start on tiny crimps and dyno to horizontal break, then up to top.

Same start holds as 'Dyno'. Following actual dyno, head left along the horizontal crack until you meet the 'crack' climb from which you top-out.

FFA: Ben Vincent, 23 Jun 2012

An alternate crack top-out to the existing sloper finish

FFA: Ben Vincent, 23 Jun 2012

Start on small edges, dyno to large edge/ledge

Thin layback moves up arete

On the east face of boulder climb slab with seam to horizontal break, which is usually wet, then left and to top.


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